Gazebo finds new home at Auction Park

Forever home found.  No longer having to endure an asphalt parking lot as its home, this gazebo will now enjoy the open space of the Swedesboro Auction Lot and its residents.   Although, the gazebo was long ago donated by Stevens Management, Pennsauken, NJ; finding a company willing to move the gazebo from Pureland Industrial Park to the Auction Lot took some time.

The move was finally completed on this August by Cioffi’s Towing, Maple Shade, NJ along with the ground work by our very own Public Works.  Until we find a volunteer carpenter ready and willing to build benches inside (hint, hint), you will need to bring your own chair to enjoy the gazebo at the corner of Locke Avenue and Fow Avenue.

Additionally, plans are being made to spruce up the area surrounding the gazebo as well as the Auction Lot in general so we are putting a shout out to all gardeners.  Please keep  the Auction Lot in mind as you divide your perennials this Fall/Spring and find you have an excess of hosta’s, black eyed Susan’s, phlox and any other perennials.

If you wish to donate time or materials, contact cathie@stevensmanagement.com to coordinate.  Thank you!

Parks & Rec: Volunteers Needed

A large variety of popular events and activities in the Swedesboro/Woolwich Community have one thing in common, they are organized and run by a small group of volunteers.  S/W Parks and Recreation is one such group of volunteers that is looking to fill a number of empty Swedesboro positions on its committee.

S/W Parks and Recreation events and activities include:
Locke Ave Fun Day
Father/Daughter Dances
Health and Wellness Fair
Easter Egg Hunt
Halloween Movie/Costume event
Locke Ave Christmas Tree Lighting
Bus Trips to various attractions
Bowling
Kid’s Golf Clinic
and more

It is important that committees such as S/W Parks and Recreation have a good group of volunteers to help plan, organize and run these events and activities for our residents!

Interested in filling a Swedesboro slot on S/W Parks and Recreation?
Email jgahrs@swedesboro-nj.us today!

Open Space & Recreation Draft Plan Revealed

Woolwich Township and Swedesboro are undertaking a project which will result in an Open Space and Recreation plan for the Township and the Borough of Swedesboro, setting goals and timelines for community needs including passive and active recreation, trail systems, waterway access, and will develop a timeline and suggestions for best possible land uses throughout the Township and Swedesboro to meet these goals.

The public is encouraged to participate in this process as we plan and map our future recreational needs and opportunities and create a plan that will take our community well into its future.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS THE DRAFT OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION PLAN

OSRP TITLE

OSRP INTRODUCTION

OSRP INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS

OSRP INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS MAPS

OSRP PLANNING

OSRP PLANNING MAPS 3B

OSRP PLANNINGMAPS 3C

OSRP IMPLEMENTATION

OSRP APPENDIX

Free Kayaking events a huge hit this summer!

Swedesboro Lake Park, situated on Lake Narraticon, played host to two hugely popular kayaking events this summer.  The kayaking events which are sponsored by S/W Environmental Commission and Municipal Alliance work in conjunction with Splash & Paddle, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to teaching people about kayaking, canoeing and water safety.

Splash & Paddle and other volunteers bring dozens of kayaks, canoes and life vests to the lake for a full day of paddling around for anyone that wants to give it a try!

The two events held in July and August averaged around 300 participants from all around South Jersey.

It wasn’t all boating on the water, however. The event also included a lot of backyard fun to enjoy while waiting or taking a break from kayaking. Participants could have some fun with bubbles and water guns, bean bag toss games or chow down on some hot dogs and hamburgers from Logan Lunchbox.

This August, the event introduced a new portion to a great day at the lake. South Jersey Fly Fishers set up to teach people about fly fishing and offer them an opportunity to tie and cast a fly!